Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (February 2020)
Each month I look forward to receiving two blog posts from ‘thought leaders’ I admire and respect. I always learn something new and they make me think and develop me as a leader. I would like to share these posts and they are the first two articles in this month’s edition, starting with Damian Piper’s ‘Clumsy or just knocked something over?’ and Meike Beckford’s ‘Highlights from an MBA… Responsible Leadership’. Enjoy. Included is a new blog post from the “Being Bettina’s Dad” series… ‘Being Stoic (from Grandmother to Granddaughter), which contains two short stories about what it means to show stoicism and asks the question will you be stoic today and every day?
A few days ago, I shared my top interview tips with someone I follow on twitter, in order to help their partner who was going for an interview that day. I was surprised by the reaction as the blog post received over 500 views (from across the world) in one day! I put it together in 2014 so I thought it might be worth airing again in this month’s edition. By the way his partner got the job! I have included in this month’s edition two items from one of my favourite Leadership authors: David Taylor ‘’7 key forgotten strengths that you already have” and “How to never worry what other people think about you”. Each one will take you less than 30 seconds to read! (I have timed it).
I have searched Ted.com for five presentations that will inspire you and which I think are thought provoking. My favourite this month is: ‘How to turn a group of strangers into a team.’ I hope each video is useful. In November last year I started a new role as Head of Workforce Strategy & Engagement for the Thera Group http://www.thera.co.uk My aim is to make ‘marginal gains’ in each area of my role’s responsibility and accountability by making incremental improvements. What does marginal gains mean? I have included a definition in this edition.
This month’s quotes have been taken from my wife’s @JoyceRaw1 and @livelier twitter feeds – thanks Joyce. I am also live on Twitter: @SteveRaw836 sharing leadership thoughts at 7am, 7 days a week. We welcome new followers!
Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI
It’s not about how good you are,
It’s how Good You want to be